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Babette S. Zemel, PhD

Babette S. Zemel, PhD

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Research Professor of Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Division of GI, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3535 Market Street
Room 1560
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Office: 215-590-1669
Fax: 215-590-0604
B.A. (Anthropology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1979.
M.A. (Anthropology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1985.
Ph.D. (Anthropology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1989.
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Selected Publications

Kelly A, Winer KK, Kalkwarf H, Oberfield SE, Lappe J, Gilsanz V, Zemel BS: Age-Based Reference Ranges for Annual Height Velocity in US Children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab March 2014 [Epub ahead of print]

Wren TA, Kalkwarf HJ, Zemel BS, Lappe JM, Oberfield S, Shepherd JA, Winer KK, Gilsanz V; Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study Group: Longitudinal Tracking of Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Bone Measures Over 6 Years in Children and Adolescents: Persistence of Low Bone Mass to Maturity. J Pediatr January 2014 [Epub ahead of print]

Al Mukaddam M, Rajapakse CS, Bhagat YA, Wehrli FW, Guo W, Peachey H, Lebeau SO, Zemel BS, Wang C, Swerdloff R, Kapoor SC, Snyder PJ: Effects of Testosterone and Growth Hormone on the Structural and Mechanical Properties of Bone by MicroMRI in the Distal Tibia of Men with Hypopituitarism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab January 2014 [Epub ahead of print]

Weber DR, Katz LE, Zemel BS, Gallagher PR, Murphy KM, Dumser SM, Lipman TH: Anthropometric measures of abdominal adiposity for the identification of cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents. Diabetes Res Clin Pract January 2014 [Epub ahead of print]

Parks EP, Zemel B, Moore RH, Berkowitz RI: Change in body composition during a weight loss trial in obese adolescents. Pediatr Obes 9(1): 26-35, February 2014.

Koren D, Marcus CL, Kim C, Gallagher PR, Schwab R, Bradford RM, Zemel BS: Anthropometric predictors of visceral adiposity in normal-weight and obese adolescents. Pediatr Diabetes 14(8): 575-84, December 2013.

Hill DL, Parks EP, Zemel BS, Shults J, Stallings VA, Stettler N: Resting energy expenditure and adiposity accretion among children with Down syndrome: a 3-year prospective study. Eur J Clin Nutr 67(10): 1087-91, October 2013.

Denburg Michelle R, Kalkwarf Heidi J, de Boer Ian H, Hewison Martin, Shults Justine, Zemel Babette S, Stokes David, Foerster Debbie, Laskin Benjamin, Ramirez Anthony, Leonard Mary B: Vitamin D bioavailability and catabolism in pediatric chronic kidney disease. Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) 28(9): 1843-53, Sep 2013.

Tsampalieros Anne, Lam Carol K L, Spencer Jenna C, Thayu Meena, Shults Justine, Zemel Babette S, Herskovitz Rita M, Baldassano Robert N, Leonard Mary B: Long-term inflammation and glucocorticoid therapy impair skeletal modeling during growth in childhood Crohn disease. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 98(8): 3438-45, Aug 2013.

Weber DR, Moore RH, Leonard MB, Zemel BS: Fat and lean BMI reference curves in children and adolescents and their utility in identifying excess adiposity compared with BMI and percentage body fat. Am J Clin Nutr 98(1): 49-56, Jul 2013.

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